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Carvin, Cuyle (Sasquatch Assault, Ghost Wolf, Opponent, Victimized)



Exclusive: Cuyle Carvin Talks Acting in Horror Films, His Love of the Paranormal, and MoreThe name Cuyle Carvin may not be instantly recognizable to Dread Central readers, but the 29-year-old is a veteran of several horror films including Fog Warning, Assault of the Sasquatch (also known as Sasquatch Assault), Victimized, Ghost Wolf, Mind Morgue, The Severed Inn, and Opponent.

With Sasquatch Assault in the can and both Victimized and Opponent currently in post-production and scheduled for release this year, we suspect he is someone to keep an eye on. Along these lines, Fred Grandinetti recently had the opportunity to speak with the young actor regarding his career in the horror genre and his own personal passions.

Fred Grandinetti: How did you become interested in the acting profession?

Cuyle Carvin: I first saw the film Braveheart when I was 14 in 1995. Sitting in the darkness of the theatre, I remember really enjoying watching this story unfold. I went through different emotions watching the film. I wanted to help William Wallace and his allies in battle. Most of all I wanted to be the noble and brave Wallace!

When the film finished on screen, it remained in my mind. I thought about it for days afterward. Years later, when I began college, I had little idea what to do for a career. I thought basic theatre courses were kind of cool and fun. I decided to go with some type of theatre study as my major. Theatre encourages the mind to open and create places and things which don’t exist in your own life.

FG: What was your first professional role?

CC: My first professional job was for a Japanese TV show called “The World’s Most Astonishing News”, where I played a lawyer. It was a program which reenacted famous criminals and related stories. It was a prime time show airing in Japan, and the producers really liked my work. We shot for two days where I did maybe two scenes. I also had one scene as an inmate.

FG: How did you become involved with the horror genre?

CC: I wanted to be in a horror picture way before I became an actor. My first horror film audition was for a character named Karl. He was into murder, stealing, and raping. I wanted this part so bad and was nipping at the bit. I dressed up as a badass to show off some muscle. It was for a vampire film although not really a monster movie. It’s an intelligent thriller with a vampire as an integral part of the story called Fog Warning.

Exclusive: Cuyle Carvin Talks Acting in Horror Films, His Love of the Paranormal, and More

FG: How does being featured in a horror film differ from your involvement in soap operas or television series?

CC: It doesn’t really. Obviously the stories can be quite a bit more outlandish. Anything which deals with monsters and creatures requires some crazy kind of story based way out of reality. People love watching horror films because of this fact. Horror movies do a great job preying on the fact people don’t know what to expect next. Hence the loud noises, the popping out of a monster to decapitate someone, or being in a very scary situation out of one’s control.

FG: You have a habit of getting killed in the majority of the horror movies you’ve been in. Can you name some of the films and how you met your demise?

CC: In Fog Warning I get stabbed in the throat with a knife, and in Dirge to the Sea I leap off a lighthouse. In Assault of the Sasquatch I end up getting stabbed in the throat with a pair of scissors. For Victimized I get slashed across the throat with a cleaver.

FG: Is it difficult to play dead?

CC: No. The only thing remotely difficult is trying to remain completely still and not breathe. It’s also fun deciding on if you want to be dead with your eyes open or shut. Also if you want to twitch a little before going completely still.

FG: Who were your favorite horror film performers growing up?

CC: I have never been drawn to a particular performer though I liked Thomas Jane in The Mist. I enjoy horror films as entire movies.

FG: What is your favorite type of monster?

CC: Zombies! I’d say original monsters are hit or miss. I do really love creatures from Asian horror films like The Ring and The Grudge.

Exclusive: Cuyle Carvin Talks Acting in Horror Films, His Love of the Paranormal, and More

FG: You recently worked with Roddy Riper for the film Opponent. What was it like to battle this giant from the wrestling industry?

CC: I was only on the set with Roddy for two days and had a couple of scenes with him. One in which he rises from the dead as a zombie. The other scene I cut off his arm and then gut him with a chainsaw. He’s a very cool guy. Roddy’s a hard worker and puts 100% in his acting. He really gave it his all no matter how ridiculous the scene.

FG: You also just wrapped up playing a werewolf in Ghost Wolf.

CC: Right … I play Jackson “Lucky” Bates. The film takes place in the 1870’s somewhere near Green Gulch, a small fictional dessert town out west. Lucky is a charming, rugged bad boy who lives in a small town. He’s a werewolf and shape shifter who’s been around for centuries.

FG: Switching gears a bit, you’ve had an interest in the paranormal for quite some time, right?

CC: The world of paranormal is one of my first loves. If I had more resources, I would become a full-time paranormal investigator. My love for this field bleeds into the realm of the macabre. I love everything dark and dreary. I’m not Goth nor live that way, but I’m fascinated with a certain aspect of death.

FG: Your other passion is spreading the need for living a healthy lifestyle.

Exclusive: Cuyle Carvin Talks Acting in Horror Films, His Love of the Paranormal, and MoreCC: Yes! Growing up, I was fortunate to live with a family and in a community which gave me the opportunity to lead a healthy life. I want children to get a head start with their healthy lifestyle and have an educational platform. I’m involved with charities to help raise money and awareness on this issue for children who live in underserved and underprivileged communities. I became a cartoon character for the “Cuyle Carvin Coloring Book”. It’s a book where I teach a young boy how to live a healthier life. It’s free of charge to anyone who would like a copy.

FG: What’s the best way for people to get in touch with you?

CC: Go to my web page I love hearing from people.

FG: Thanks for the time, Cuyle!

CC: No problem. Stay healthy!

Fred M. Grandinetti

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Edward James Olmos Says Shane Black’s The Predator is Really Funny, Yet Deadly



When we first heard that writer-director Shane Black (Kiss, Kiss, Bang, Band, The Nice Guys) and his main collaborator Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, The Monster Squad) were going to be taking on a big-budget reboot/sequel of Predator we were excited as hell. As we’re sure you were as well.

We knew the film was going to be, at least in some aspects, the funniest Predator film we have seen thus far. I mean with Black and Dekker penning the script how could it NOT?

But just how funny will The Predator be?

Well, if we are to believe and co-star Edward James Olmos, the movie is going to be hilarious… yet still deadly.

The Blade Runner actor was recently out and about promoting the new Disney film Coco, and dropped some all-new info on Shane Black’s The Predator.

“Oh, my goodness. That’s an interesting story,” Edward James Olmos told the site. “I haven’t seen any of it, but it’s gonna be funny. The kids in the thing. Yeah, the humor. Huge. Huge. I mean I was in shock, because, you know this is a really intense franchise, and it still is. Don’t get me wrong. You’re gonna be inside of it. But the characters are… what he did — Shane is an incredibly gifted writer, and he’s a great director, and so he ended up getting an incredible ensemble, and when I reached it they had already been filming for three months so they were a unit. So I jump in as the General and there were some moments where I just had to laugh in the scene and I couldn’t be laughing in the scene. ‘I’m sorry guys. Really, I’m sorry.'”

“Keegan (Michael Key) and Thomas Jane, they’re paired off in groups of three groups,” he continues. “Six guys. The way they work, they were all post-traumatic stress disorder guys who were inside of an insane asylum. A mental hospital. Then they put the lead character in there to kind of make them disappear, because they want them kind of out of the picture. And so he gets involved and then boom, the world goes crazy and these kids are released. But out of a freaky incident with some of the Predators. It’s crazy. It’s so crazy. I’m excited for it, and I don’t know what’s gonna happen. I got a good feeling about it. I mean if it’s really funny, and yet deadly like Predator is.”

I’m not surprised at all that the film is going to be funny, and the thought of a humorous Predator movie doesn’t worry me in the slightest either. I have utter faith that Black and Dekker will give us one of the best Predator films in the franchise.

What do you think? Let us know below!

The Predator stars Thomas Jane, Edward James Olmos, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Olivia Munn, Alfie Allen, Yvonne Strahovski, Augusto Aguilera, and Keegan-Michael Key.

Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are producing.

The Predator comes out August 3, 2018.

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The Girl in the Spider’s Web Snares It’s Bad Guy



A few months back word dropped that “The Crown” star Claire Foy would be taking up the role of Lisbeth Salander in director Fede Alvarez’s The Girl in the Spider’s Web.

The movie is a sequel/reboot to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and before all of this gets too confusing, it breaks down like this:

There were a series of books based on Lisbeth Slander called the Millennium trilogy a few years back. The books were called “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl who Played with Fire”, and “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest.”

These were made into a series of Swedish movies with Prometheus star Noomi Rapace as Salander.

The first in a planned trilogy of American remakes was produced by Fincher and starred Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara as Lisbeth. But the American version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wasn’t a smash success so all future installments were abandoned.

In the meantime, a new trilogy of Lisbeth books were published over in Sweden and the first was called “The Girl in the Spider’s Web”… and now Sony is just skipping all the other books and jumping right to the new trilogy for a reboot.

Make sense?

I know, it doesn’t but whatever. For the time being, let’s just call this new flick a sequel/reboot to David Fincher’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and leave it at that.

Anyhow, today’s news concerns the new film’s villain who will be played by Claes Bang (The Square). On top of that, Sylvia Hoeks (Blade Runner 2049) has also joined the cast as Salander’s twin sister.

The new installment is directed by Fede Alvarez from a script by Steven Knight and Fede Alvarez & Jay Basu, based on the book by David Lagercrantz

The film begins shooting this January in Stockholm before hitting theaters Oct. 19, 2018.


She is the girl with the dragon tattoo — a genius hacker and uncompromising misfit. He is a crusading journalist whose championing of the truth often brings him to the brink of prosecution.

Late one night, Blomkvist receives a phone call from a source claiming to have information vital to the United States. The source has been in contact with a young female superhacker — a hacker resembling someone Blomkvist knows all too well. The implications are staggering. Blomkvist, in desperate need of a scoop for Millennium, turns to Salander for help. She, as usual, has her own agenda. The secret they are both chasing is at the center of a tangled web of spies, cybercriminals, and governments around the world, and someone is prepared to kill to protect it…


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Check Out the Opening 2 Minutes of Another WolfCop



It was just earlier today that we brought you guys The Dude Design’s the newest poster for writer-director Lowell Dean’s horror-comedy sequel Another WolfCop.

And now we have the movie’s opening 2 minutes!

The clip showcases the new flick’s villain trying to sell us on his “Chicken Milk Beer” before losing his cool and taking it out the commercial’s crew. We then cut to a ragtag group of criminals, dressed as homeless Santas trying to outrun the cops.

A fun two-minutes if you ask me!

You can check out Another WolfCop‘s opening scene below and then make sure to hit us up and let us know what you think in the comments below or on social media!

The film is written and directed by Lowell Dean, produced by Bernie Hernando, Deborah Marks, and Hugh Patterson, and distributed worldwide by Cineplex.

Another WolfCop co-stars Amy Matysio, Jonathan Cherry, and Serena Miller. The film also features special appearances from Canadian music icon Gowan and legendary filmmaker Kevin Smith. It was executive produced by Sean Buckley, J. Joly, Bill Marks, Brian Wideen, Michael Kennedy, and Michael Hirsch.

The film is slated for a wide Cineplex theatrical release on Friday, December 8, 2017, with the film seeing a Blu-ray/DVD/Digital home entertainment release through A71 and Black Fawn in 2018.


A month has passed since the eclipse transformed hard-drinking Officer Lou Garou into the crime-fighting hellion WolfCop. Although the Shape Shifters controlling the town have been extinguished, Woodhaven is far from returning to normal. Lou’s liquor-fueled antics and full moon outbursts are seriously testing his relationship with Officer Tina Walsh – the new Chief of Police. An old friend has mysteriously reappeared with a truly bizarre secret to share, and a homicidal new villain has emerged from the shadows looking to finish what the Shape Shifters started. To defeat this lethal adversary, it will take more than a lone wolf packing a pistol.

Prepare for the next chapter of WolfCop that will be more dirty and hairy than the original! Consider yourself warned.

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